The Competition for Best New Poets 2007 will open on April 15, 2007.
BNP Blurb: From April 15 to June 15 of each year, any poet meeting our eligibility requirements may nominate their own work by sending us up to two poems. These nominations will require an entry fee of $8, which will go toward paying readers and offsetting some of the publishing costs for the anthology. All entries for the Open Competition must use our online system. We judge all entries blindly, so Open Competition entries are mixed in with nominations from literary magazines and writing programs. Our readers have no real way of knowing which source an entry comes from, and the significant number of Open Competition selections reflects that: we do our best to judge each poem on its own terms.
Thanks to those of you who responded to my request.